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Eicher Motors closes down JV with US-based Polaris

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Motors today said the board of Pvt Ltd (EPPL) has passed a resolution to close operations of the JV firm with immediate effect.

EEPL, an equal joint venture between Motors and US-based Industries Inc, was incorporated in October 2012.

The board met on March 9.

In June 2015, the had launched Multix, a personal utility vehicle purpose-built for

Given its unique positioning and differentiated product features, Multix initially generated significant interest from customers.

"However, the initial interest could not be sustained and the subsequent sales performance was significantly slower than the company's (EEPL) expectations," Motors said in a statement.

Despite several initiatives, the EEPL's performance could not be revived. Hence, the board of EPPL has concluded that, in the present circumstances, it is in the best interest of all stakeholders to close the operations of the company, it added.

In the coming days, the will engage with all its valued stakeholders including customers, suppliers, employees and channel partners to implement the closure, it said.

It will continue to provide spares and service support for the fleet of Multix vehicles on the road.

As of December 31, 2017, Motors had invested Rs 289.50 crore in EPPL.

The sums invested so far, together with additional investments, as required to close down the operations, shall be written- down in accordance with the applicable regulations, Motors said.

During the year ended March 31, 2017, EPPL's net loss amounted to Rs 91.83 crore, 50 per cent of which was consolidated with the profit after tax of Motors.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 11:35 IST